Global Woman Highlight | Natalie Hosten

Posted on: May 05, 2016 Written by
Global Woman Highlight | Natalie Hosten

My name is Natalie Holsten, and I live and serve with my family in Papua, Indonesia.  My husband David is regional director and a pilot for Mission Aviation Fellowship.  Our four children are Carter, Grace, Luke, and Zoe.  We started out in Kalimantan (island of Borneo) in 2001 and were there for 10 years before transitioning to Papua in eastern Indonesia. When we found out in 2000 that we’d be serving in Indonesia, I burst into tears, and they were NOT tears of joy.  Now, almost 16 years later, I cannot imagine having served anywhere else.  The LORD has used our life in Indonesia to grow and stretch my faith and trust in Him.

I have been involved in a variety of ministries over the years, including teaching English as a second language, mentoring young couples, and working as a high school English teacher at our kids’ international school.  Currently, a friend and I are developing a seminar about preventing sexual abuse among children, which we hope to present to nationals.  Please pray that many people will hear the message we hope to convey through our seminar. Please pray also for our family as we prepare to transition our oldest child to college and life in the U.S.A. later this year.


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About the author

Natalie and her husband David serve with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Indonesia. They are smack dab in the middle of the family years, with four children ranging in age from 9 to 17. Natalie and her family started out on a tiny island off the coast of Borneo, and after 10 years there moved to the world’s largest tropical island, where they have lived for the past 3 ½ years in the province of West Papua. An avid reader, Natalie enjoys being outdoors, hanging out with her family and friends, exploring new places, and watching British drama. She’s done stints as a newspaper reporter, high school English teacher, and mentor for young married couples.

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